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Nearly 65,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, with Sunday as the highest single-day death toll.

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

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Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

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Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

Indonesia has an ambitious coronavirus vaccine programme. However, this looks threatened after Jakarta said 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca ...

Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

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Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

Iran announced a new record number of daily coronavirus cases, as the country faces its fourth wave.

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Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city for treatment.

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Egypt gets hundreds of thousands of vaccines via Covax

Egypt has received nearly one million coronavirus vaccines through the Covax facility.

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Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

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Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

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Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

Yemen will receive its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the UN, as the country struggles under the weight of infections.

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Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

Closing the last remaining border crossing into Syria would halt the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the country's northwest, the UN ...

Israeli health authority dispute leads to Palestinian vaccine delays

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Israeli health authority dispute leads to Palestinian vaccine delays

Local Palestinian residents have complained of a slower vaccine rollout since operations changed hands.

Palestinians receive 100,000 doses of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

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Palestinians receive 100,000 doses of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The PA is expected to use the latest shipment in its limited vaccination campaign, which covers healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with ...

UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

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UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticised developed countries for creating a "stockpile" of Covid-19 vaccines.

WHO seeks 10 million vaccine doses for last nations

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WHO seeks 10 million vaccine doses for last nations

The WHO has called for the donation of 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses to help poorer nations vaccinate their residents.

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US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

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Half of Israelis fully vaccinated, Palestinians lag

Human rights groups and some Democratic US lawmakers have called on Israel to offer vaccines to all Palestinians in the territories under ...

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Humanity's historic test

Comment: As tempting as vaccine nationalism may be for policymakers, it is ultimately a self-defeating approach. Leaders should pursue a ...

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Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

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Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

The Palestinian health ministry started its vaccination campaign after the West Bank received 60,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca ...

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China gifts Egypt with second Covid-19 vaccine shipment

China has sent a second shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to Egypt, health authorities said.

Syria says Damascus coronavirus beds full

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Syria says Damascus coronavirus beds full

For the first time since the pandemic erupted, the health ministry official said intensive care beds for coronavirus patients in the capital ...

Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

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Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organisation is due to arrive in Palestine in the next 48 hours.

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